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vaggelis fragiadakis
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I am an eclectic photographer, responding to the beauty, the humor and the tragedy I see in the world around me. Among the variety of subjects I have shot, over the years I have found myself repeatedly drawn to create images of “street people”. These people are not just a group or mass or statistic, but are individuals like the rest of us, each wearing his own life on his face.

Though occasionally I will take an anonymous shot from a distance, I prefer to approach a person, learn a little about him, and with his permission take a series of shots hoping to capture some aspect of his reality in one of the portraits. I like to get close, to a person whom many other avoid. The black and white versions reveal the critical essence through their emphasis on shadows, light and contrast. For me the faces are both beautiful with their humanity, and frightening with their hopelessness. I want to share them with the world, both as my art, and as a visceral reminder-- we are all but one bit of bad luck away from this state.

ps:I take my photos with my camera; I work on them on my computer using Photoshop CS4; I use any and every tool in PS, as i see it appropriate to create what appeals to me, what touches me; what I like... whatever tool I use, I apply my soul and my heart with it... all I hope for, is that my photos appeal to you, touch you , as they do me....

Current Residence: The Netherlands

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PriyanthadeAlwis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
enjoyed yr image, excellent!
Can you tell me [time permitted] yr b&w conversion process ?
I use LR 5 & Canon DPP for b&w conversions.
25thCentury Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  New member
I only just joined DA a week ago, and I am not an artist.  I want to thank you for sharing so much timeless beauty and humanity.  To see the world through your lenses is a priceless gift, and now I must plan to go to Crete. 
Katoporiani Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Χρόνια Πολλά Χριστός Ανέστη.
DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
You have been featured :)
DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
You have been featured :)
Earleywine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your photography sir.  Especially the people :)  Great work
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Wonderful work :)
Katoporiani Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy new yearHug
Katoporiani Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist
1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday Blush Happy Birthday Sini
Gennovah Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Happy Birthdaay! (:
ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! Party
webworm Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
:icon1stbutterflykiss: :dance: :party: Happy Birthday!
kokinomala Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
happy birthday! :party:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Happy Birtday
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